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The Rex Cinema

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Address: 14 West Street, Wareham BH20 4JX, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 552778
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The REX is an art-deco gem of a small town cinema from the 1920's. 130...

The REX is an art-deco gem of a small town cinema from the 1920's. 130 Seats with digital projection and sound but with a period ambience. The REX is owned by the Purbeck Film Charitable Trust and run by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. The REX shows everything from art-house to blockbusters and is the main hub of the renowned annual Purbeck Film Festival, the largest rural film festival in the United Kingdom.

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Date night with my husband

Went to see film here for the first time and was enchanted by the entire experience. It was like the entire Purbeck Film Festival rolled into one.The red plush interior was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DeliciousDorset
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see film here for the first time and was enchanted by the entire experience. It was like the entire Purbeck Film Festival rolled into one.The red plush interior was very cosy and the upholstery clearly added to the already excellent acoustics in the room, such a contrast to poorly designed modern cinemas. This meant that the sound quality... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rex in Wareham is an amazing little cinema. It is run by volunteers and has charitable status. They have just renewed the seats and flooring and it is now very comfortable. There is a bar and you can take your drinks into the cinema. So go and check it out.

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Thank bkescape
Wareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to visit our local cinema as often as we can; it's a unique piece of heritage that should be preserved for everyone's enjoyment. I love the ice cream, the bar, the plasticine trailers, the nostalgia and the personal service. I love The Rex... you should too!

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Thank hubulu
Puddletown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recent visit to see Austen film. Super experience as ever - new 'in keeping' refurb to go with fresh heating. The complete antithesis of the Odeon multiplex. Tickets for four £26. Downstairs bar with opportunity to take all drinks to cinema. Duly charmed and entertained. The youngsters enjoyed themselves and esp the ice cream sales offered pre film. Refreshment prices... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Run by volunteers, it has all the up to date films. A bar were you can purchase a glass of wine etc to take with you into the auditorium. Recently reburbished, looking forward to visiting this week. It is a delightful experience compared to the multi plexus.

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Thank terence P
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Every so often one decides to ditch the TV, lap top or hand held device, and take a trip to the "movies". we did just that and chose our local venue, The Rex at Wareham Dorset. Set in the gateway to the beautiful Purbecks , Wareham is be-loved by holiday makers who frequently join with us locals at the Rex... More 

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Thank Christopher V
Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Anyone coming to Wareham should visit this quaint cinema, double seats and gas lanterns - they do show uptodate movies though

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Thank Kim W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We loved this very well refurbished old cinema. The seats were comfortable, the screen and sound were very good. An added bonus is that you can buy a drink at the bar and take it in with you, all very civilised! It was very good value for money, well done to the volunteers who run it and have made it... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Probably the most civilised cinema in the south. You can watch a film with your favourite tipple in your hand, in a comfortable, recently refurbished auditorium. A unique historic building run by trustees and manned by friendly volunteers. Well worth a visit.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Rex has just been refurbished so looks very smart with new seat covers and carpet. It is very homely and friendly. You may be better watching some films on a larger screen at Tower Park, but the Rex is fine for most. There is a good bar, the sound quality is excellent and parking is no problem. I like... More 

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